Dan Graziano
Painting, Castine Maine United States
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Contact details
Tel: 207 326-1066
Brief Summary
Dan Graziano is an award winning, nationally exhibited artist whose paintings capture the hidden beauty found in the unexpected places and fleeting moments of everyday life. Incorporating dramatic light, shadow and perspective, his urban compositions feature the visual diversity of time worn buildings and multiple layers of decay, renewal and adaptation which proudly display the effects of time as well as the qualities of strength and authenticity.

“I paint the places and environments I find interesting in my everyday life. I look for unique compositions which involve dramatic contrasts of light, shadow and perspective. I continue to be intrigued by the urban landscapes of inner cities - their active streets, time worn buildings and multiple layers of decay, renewal and adaptation - that proudly display the effects of age and use, which I see as testaments to strength, character and authenticity in contrast with modern society’s demand for newness, imitation, disposability and easy duplication. I am also drawn to the natural beauty of coastlines, rural landscapes and forgotten roadside relics.

Some of my greatest influences are the American realists such as Sargent, Hopper and the three generations of Wyeths along with California painters Thiebaud and Diebenkorn.”
Professional Experience
Dan Graziano

Location: New England
Style: contemporary impressionism, representational, plein air,
Subjects: coastal and rural landscape, urbanscape, still life
Influences: Hopper, Wyeth, Sargent

The Red Piano Art Gallery www.redpianoartgallery.com/
The Sylvan Gallery  www.thesylvangallery.com
Roux and Cyr International Fine Art Gallery  http://www.rouxandcyrgallery.com
Lucky Hill  www.luckyhillhome.com

California Art Club
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
Oil Painters of America
American Impressionist Society

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Awards and Recognition

Exhibitions and Competitions:

• Solo Exhibition - "Dining" (2016), Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, Portland, ME
• 25th Annual Holiday Miniatures Show (2015), Abend Gallery, Denver, CO
• 2015 Bath County Plein Air Festival, Warm Springs, VA
• Solo Exhibition (2015), Roux & Cyr International Fine Art Gallery, Portland, ME
• “Two Sides of the Bay” (2015 two-person show), Camden Falls Gallery, Camden, ME
• “2015 Salmagundi Club Non-Member Exhibition,” New York, NY
• “2014 Hilton Head Art Auction,” Hilton Head, SC
• “2014 CCCA/Olana Plein Air Festival,” Hudson, NY
• “2014 Plein Air Mt. Lebanon,” Pittsburgh, PA
• “2014 Piedmont Plein Air Festival,” High Point, NC
• “2014 Cape Elizabeth Plein Air Auction,” Cape Elizabeth, ME
• “Easels in Frederick 2014 Plein Air Festival,” (award winner), Frederick, MD
• Solo Show, The Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY
• “American Impressionist Society 14th Annual Juried Exhibition,” M Gallery, Charleston, SC
• “Olana Plein Air Auction 2013,” Hudson, NY
• “2013 Hilton Head Art Auction,” Hilton Head, SC
• “Cape Elizabeth Land Trust Auction 2013,” Cape Elizabeth, ME
• “Plein Air Richmond 2013” (award winner), Richmond, VA
• “Oil Painters of America 2013 Juried Salon Show,” Petoskey, MI
• “American Art Invitational 2012,” Saks Gallery, Denver, CO
• “2012 Charleston Art Auction,” Charleston, SC
• “Wayne Art Center Plein Air Festival 2012”, Wayne, PA
• “Less is More” 2012, Laguna Plein Air Painters Association
• “Contemporary Masters: Artistic Eden III” Group Show 2012, Pasadena Museum of History
• “Jonathan Art Foundation Auction” Group Show 2012, Los Angeles, CA
• “Plein Air Painting” Group Show 2012, Golden West College Gallery
• “2011 Charleston Art Auction”, Charleston, SC
• “13th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational”, Laguna Art Museum / Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc.
• “2011 Just Plein Fun” plein air invitational, Debra Huse Gallery
• “2011 Summer Salon” Tirage Fine Art
• “Less is More” 2011 (First Place Award), Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc.
• “6 Inch Square” Group Show 2011 (award winner), Randy Higbee Gallery
• “6 Inch Square” Group Show 2010, Randy Higbee Gallery
• “Less is More” 2010, Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc.
• “Small is Beautiful” 2010, Southern California Plein Air Painters Assoc.
• “Modern Landscapes” 2009 (First Place Award), Southern California Artists Assoc.
• “Less Is More” Miniature Show 2009 (Honorable Mention Award), Laguna Plein Air Painters Assoc.
• “Rialto Visions 2008: Icons and Landmarks of South Pasadena”, SoPas Gallery
• “Contemporary Realism 2004”, Fraser Gallery
• “Featured Artist Series 2003”, Kevin Butler Gallery
• “New Directions 2002”, Barrett Art Center
• “Georgetown International Art 2002” (Third Place Award), Fraser Gallery
• “71st Annual Hudson Valley Art Association Juried Show 2002”, Newington-Cropsey Gallery


• “Artists To Watch” June 2012, Southwest Art Magazine


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